Spray bars

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Morning all,

5 or 6 years ago I used to use a spray bar for fishing the pole which helped with cattying bait in and keeping the pole balanced.

I’ve noticed on a lot of fishing videos and from fishing matches myself that hardly any anglers use one, preferring to trap the pole with their elbow instead.

Is there a reason for this? I’m considering adding one to my inventory for fishing at 13m, will it be more of a hindrance than a help?
 

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Probably down to preference. I used to use one when I fished on a seat box but found it better for fishing the waggler than the pole. I found it got in the way of landing fish and could never get it at that exact perfect height for the pole. But I reckon it’s down to personal preference!
 

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I used to use a spray bar, but found it either got in the way or needed adjusting a lot, if I was fishing at 14.5 metres then wanted to switch to 10 or 5 metres. Also in a match it's a tad more awkward / slower to transfer a fish from landing net to keep net. If you do want one I have two Preston and one Maver spray bars if you want one.
 

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I used to use a spray bar, but found it either got in the way or needed adjusting a lot, if I was fishing at 14.5 metres then wanted to switch to 10 or 5 metres. Also in a match it's a tad more awkward / slower to transfer a fish from landing net to keep net. If you do want one I have two Preston and one Maver spray bars if you want one.

Thanks mate.
How much are you selling them for?
 

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@Dusty Rhodes was it one of the Preston ones you wanted I think they both fit 30 mm legs. I will dig them out and check them and take some pictures later.

How about you stick a fiver in a charity box of your choice and if you pay the postage you can have one, how does that sound ?
 

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Hi scribe

Strangely I posted to see what bump bar works for original octoplus, toy wouldn't have an idea would you

I am sure they are much thinner than 30mm
 

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@Dusty Rhodes was it one of the Preston ones you wanted I think they both fit 30 mm legs. I will dig them out and check them and take some pictures later.

How about you stick a fiver in a charity box of your choice and if you pay the postage you can have one, how does that sound ?

Hi Scribe, I have a Preston seatbox so I assume the Preston would fit?
That’s a great offer thanks, really appreciate it!
 

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Just checked and will fit a 32 mm leg I had it on my Preston Absolute
 

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Hi scribe

Strangely I posted to see what bump bar works for original octoplus, toy wouldn't have an idea would you

I am sure they are much thinner than 30mm

Hi @solwood sorry I am not sure my self are they square legs I know there are a number of inserts that could solve the problem if it's square leg / small size.
 

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Just to complicate, they have octagonal

They do an insert, add I managed to pick up a second hand bar and they had a couple of inserts for only £10!! Today
 

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All I can add is that I have never used one (nor a footplate) and have never felt the need for one.

But then fishing less than 10m most of the time ………..
 

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@Dusty Rhodes was it one of the Preston ones you wanted I think they both fit 30 mm legs. I will dig them out and check them and take some pictures later.

How about you stick a fiver in a charity box of your choice and if you pay the postage you can have one, how does that sound ?

Are you not both fishing Janson's in two weeks?
 

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All I can add is that I have never used one (nor a footplate) and have never felt the need for one.

But then fishing less than 10m most of the time ………..
I wouldn't be without one on really windy days when you need to hold a bait dead still, even fishing short
 

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@chefster have to agree with you there it's probably the only time I would use one though.
 

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@chefster have to agree with you there it's probably the only time I would use one though.
I sometimes have it on just to rest the top kit on when baiting, or unhooking, but don't use it to fish with, and I fish 16m if I need to, but don't need a bar unless it's really windy
 

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There must be an art to cattying in whilst holding the pole then! I really struggled with it the other day, found that the pole kept swaying to the side whilst trying to trap it under my elbow.
 
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